Joe has been looking after customers since 1986 when he took over the former Smiths showroom that year. Since then, he has passed the mantle over to his sons Philip and Anthony and daughter Ethna, keeping the business in the family.
"I am thrilled to be celebrating our 30th year in business," Joe said at the event. "I feel a lot of our customers have trust in us because of the family aspect to the business. We live nearby too, so the business is very much part of the local community. We get a lot of returning custom be it with trade-ins or for servicing, which we are truly grateful for."
Currently the dealership employs 35 people in both sales and mechanical roles in the Sallins Road branch alone. There is a second outlet in Portlaoise which employs 15 people in similar roles.
Joe Mallon Motors has long standing sponsorships of Cappagh GAA, Allenwood GAA and the Kildare GAA Development squad.
Since opening in Naas, the dealership has sold over 25,000 Renault cars and vans, and serviced over 144,000 cars.
"In Kildare, the Mallon's name is synonymous with exemplary customer service and the highest of standards in the motor industry. Kildare is a very important catchment area for Renault and the fact that Mallon's are celebrating their 30th anniversary shows how successful they've been within the motor industry in the county, and also in Portlaoise. Joe and his family are a credit to the Renault name and we look forward to their next 30 years in business."
Renault Ambassador Lorraine Keane went head-to-head with Fashion Editor Bairbre Power in styling some of the local GAA ladies' and men's team players in a fun fashion evening, with clothes and accessories from local boutiques and stores in the Naas area. MC for the night was fashion stylist Darren Kennedy.
Also pictured are Kildare GAA models Kevin Feely, Peter Kelly, Cian Forde and Dan Flynn; and Kildare GAA models, Rachel Cribbin, Eadaoin Connolly and Ellen Dowling.